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PostSubject: lights for the 56 corner   Sat Jan 14, 2012 9:44 pm

so... just to add on a bit to the 75 gallon build thread, I FINALLY got around to hanging the halides over my 56 gallon tank. I have been trying to figure out a solution to this or a long time bc of the stud position in the wall and ceiling. This was a great solution and I am so psyched to have a nice open top (no more glass cover with salt creep!) and easy access to the tank. AND- the light quality in the tank is much much better now. Here's a before and after...

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PostSubject: Re: lights for the 56 corner   Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:34 pm

nice man.looks alot cleaner now Cool i bet it does get alot more light now but are you getting alot of evap?i know i do in my house and how many watts is that bad boy pushing?
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PostSubject: Re: lights for the 56 corner   Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:36 am

Nice!
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PostSubject: Re: lights for the 56 corner   Sat Jan 21, 2012 7:26 pm

looks good.
what are the advantages and disadvantages of going with an open top? just curious...
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PostSubject: Re: lights for the 56 corner   Sat Jan 21, 2012 10:52 pm

Advantages: No top is cheaper, light is more "pure"

Disadvantages: more evaporation, fish can jump, things can fall or get into the tank easier.
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PostSubject: Re: lights for the 56 corner   Sun Jan 22, 2012 12:46 am

SOOOOO much humidity.... Neutral
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PostSubject: Re: lights for the 56 corner   Fri Jan 27, 2012 11:03 am

haha humidity indeed... Bt that's what the dehumidifier is for Smile
I love open tops. I have had a couple fish jump from my 29 gallon tank a couple years back but otherwise I havent had any problems. I think you get better oxygen transfer as well and yes, the light is way better. I actually have the glass top for this but am happy to have it off now. Things can fall in but I can get in it easier too Smile I always have my hands on my tanks... I hand feed some of the fish in there too...
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PostSubject: Re: lights for the 56 corner   Sun Feb 05, 2012 1:52 am

thanks for the answers...
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